The Burning

Susan Squires

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It is 1821, and all who know the beautiful, mysterious Ann Van Helsing believe she is insane. Yet Ann’s curse is the deep psychic ability that allows her to know everything about another human being—their history, thoughts, and desires—simply by touching them. Overwhelmed by a power she can barely control, Ann roams the woods and caves near her estate, searching for an elusive peace. Here she encounters the man who will change everything…

To atone for an unforgivable transgression against his own kind, vampire Stephen Sincai has become a vigilante who must hunt and kill those whom other vampires have made. When Ann discovers Stephen bleeding in the woods, she reaches to touch him before she can stop herself. In an instant, Ann knows every fiber of Stephen’s being—and the knowledge is at once frightening and irresistible…

Ann and Stephen are drawn together by a powerful force. As Stephen and Ann fight against the evil surrounding them, an enemy bent on destroying them will make them choose between what they love and fear the most…

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OneTRANSYLVANIA, PROVINCE OF THE HAPSBURG EMPIRE, SEPTEMBER 1820
They ran their hands over his body. There were three of them. Their palms rubbed his chest, his hips and thighs, and the bulge of his biceps where his wrists were bound above his head. The nails scraped lightly, threatening. He knew what was to come. The stone bench on which he lay was hard against the bare flesh of his buttocks and shoulders, but the room was warm. They loved heat. It was a true luxury in the winter of the Carpathian Mountains. The only illumination came from the fire licking at the logs in the great stone arches.

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“A darkly compelling vampire romance…the plot keeps the reader turning the pages long into the night.”--Affaire de Coeur on The Companion

“Bestseller Squires charts a new direction with this exotic, extremely erotic, and darkly dangerous Regency-set paranormal tale. With her ability to create powerful and tormented characters, Squires has developed a novel that is graphic, gripping, and unforgettable.” —Romantic Times (4 ½ starred review) on The Companion

“Travel through Egypt’s deserts and London’s society with two of the most intriguing characters you will ever read about. You will encounter a dark world that is intense, scary, and sexy, and a love that will brighten it…powerful and passionate…captivating…Squires has a wonderful ability to keep her readers glued to the edge of their seat.” —Romance Junkies on The Companion

“A vibrant, riveting, and sometimes just plain scary novel that should satisfy anyone—including the man in your life—who enjoys paranormal tales…Squires’ saga is off to an intriguing start.” —All About Romance on The Companion

“Squires does a fantastic job of taking an old tale vampirism, and she spins it into a new and fresh tale with characters who intrigue and captivate.” —Fallen Angel Reviews on The Companion

“An unforgettable, sensual, and erotic novel that take you places you’ve never gone before…will make you believe in the power of true love.” —Romance Reader at Heart on The Companion

“[The Companion] delivers sensual love scenes, an intriguing plot fraught with danger, adventure, and the unexpected which will leave readers anxiously awaiting the next enthralling tale from this immensely talented author.” —Rendezvous on The Companion

“Squires has just taken the traditional vampire novel to a whole new level with The Companion. With her riveting and compelling writing, she has woven a tale of love amidst the most desperate of circumstances and created unforgettable characters…fans of the genre will be fascinated…The Companion will capture your interest from the first scene until the last…readers who like a strong historical novel as well as one with a definite bite should add The Companion to their wish list. It will be a keeper for sure!”—aromancereview.com on The Companion

“Squires has demonstrated a talent that few can surpass. Her descriptions and historical details are flawless. Her characters exceed their potential and the plot keeps you quickly turning the pages. Squires has joined the company of authors whose books are classics. Look for this book to become a classic in its genre too. THE COMPANION is a gem. Obviously, everyone needs it.” —Coffee Time Romance on The Companion

“A totally absorbing novel…the characters are brilliantly conceived and perfect for the gripping plotline. The author gives the reader a unique twist on what vampires really are, a tortured hero to adore, the only heroine who could possibly be right for him, a truly horrific villain—and a fascinating story that carries the reader through one exciting adventure after another…Squires’ prose grabs you from the beginning and gives you a relentless ride through this complex, beautifully written book.”—New and Used Books on The Companion

“A riveting story, the first of what I expect to become a fresh, unforgettable new vampire series.” --BookLoons on The Companion

“A book to be savored, not torn through at breakneck speed…Squires is a talented author and The Companion offers the promise of more beautifully, dark vampire novels to follow.”—The Romance Reader on The Companion

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Susan Squires

SUSAN SQUIRES is a third-generation Northern Californian whose father almost disowned her for moving south of the Tehachapi Mountains to get her Master’s Degree in English Literature from UCLA. Now she lives a short walk from the Southern California beach with her husband Harry, a writer of paranormal mysteries and her biggest supporter. Belgium figures largely in her life. She owns two Belgian sheepdogs and an Anglo-Belgian warmblood mare. She has traveled extensively in England doing research for her historical novels.

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The Burning
Susan Squires

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429909136
ISBN10: 1429909137
384 pages
$7.99
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